Every Day Is a Holiday


“Every Day Is a Holiday” 2017 Highlights:

-Screened “Every Day Is a Holiday: The Coast Is Clear” with other Flaherty Fellows at the Flaherty Film Seminar in June
-Screened film and led storytelling workshop in Chinatown, NY at Wing On Wo & Co. with support from NYSCA and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
-Debuted on the Seed&Spark streaming platform
-In discussions for international distribution

Theresa Loong at Wing On Wo & Co. Photo Credit: Eric Jenkins
Theresa Loong at Wing On Wo & Co. Photo Credit: Eric Jenkins

To donate and help with distribution, click on the special link below to Women Make Movies. WMM is the awesome non-profit that helps me bring my film and interactive projects to life: http://www.wmm.com/filmmakers/sponsored_projects.aspx?cmd=ae&id=1#473

I’ll be bringing the film to Secaucus, NJ in 2018.

Thank you and happy new year!

Paul Loong and Theresa Loong at Manhattan College

Paul and Theresa Loong at Manhattan College. Photo: Corky Lee

My dad and I were at Manhattan College along with my mom in November for a Veterans Day screening of Every Day Is a Holiday. We presented the film and conducted a spirited Q&A session afterward. Students attended as well as members of the general public, including a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary and whose parents served in World War II.

Good news about the film! I am currently developing an educational screening kit for Every Day Is a Holiday.  It will consist of a DVD and curriculum guide for use in middle schools, high schools, and universities. Sewickley Academy, pre-K through 12, will screen the film and distribute the guide in Pittsburgh in February, 2014. It will be shown free of charge at the school. The public is welcome.

Also, I have been awarded a grant for $2250 from the ADBC Memorial Society because of my efforts to increase intergenerational dialogue and awareness of Allied POWs in the Pacific during World War II.  However, this does not cover the entire cost of the education screening kit.

If you are able to make a tax-deductible year-end contribution to help defray the costs of creating the educational guide of $50, $100 or more, I would greatly appreciate it. Credit card donations can be made here:

Thank you for your consideration and have a great holiday.

Every Day Is a Holiday - rough cut

I am showing a rough cut at the Chen Dance Center on Dec. 28, 2010. Optional dinner in Chinatown afterward at Old Sichuan; other possible activities include a visit to Apotheke or Winnie’s. Please do stop by if you can. Otherwise, here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 

Reception at 6:30pm 

Screening starts at 7:00pm (one hour)

Q&A following screening
Chen Dance Center 
70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor 
New York, NY 10013
Free to the public; suggested donation 

Please RSVP by calling (212) 349-0126
“Every Day Is a Holiday” is made possible with generous assistance from the Chen Dance Center and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund.

  • – I have been working with my composer, Samantha Sutton, on creating a score for the film. I am very excited by her work.
  • – As you can see, I have relaunched the film’s website. Many thanks to Jacqueline Yue and Doug McLellan for their time and effort. Please let me know what you think of the new site!
  • – I screened part of my work-in-progress at the FilmShop and received some valuable feedback.
  • – I attended a really great panel at Women Make Movies with Caroline Libresco and Debbie Zimmerman about the Sundance Film Festival. More in a separate post.
  • – I am working on grant proposals!
  • – I missed “Kevorkian,” the last film of Stranger Than Fiction’s spring series.

I received a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  The check arrived in the mail today!

Thanks to the LMCC and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, I will be having a screening this year of the film.  Stay tuned for more.

The LMCC also organizes events at Governor’s Island and helps artists from various disciplines in the form of grants, artist workspaces, and more.